Steamer Clams in Beer and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

Serve with melted butter for dipping and hot crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big saucepan, combine the beer, broth, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, and salt/pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil; decrease heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Add clams; cover and simmer 4-5 minutes until clam shells open.
  4. Remove bay leaf and discard; remove any clams that did not open and discard.
  5. Place clams in 4 large individual bowls and ladle some of the liquid from the saucepan over the clams.
  6. Serve with individual bowls of melted butter for dipping; serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I recommend using a darker beer. I used Nut Brown Ale.<br/><br/>The smell of the liquid marinate was not all that appealing - in fact, it really wasn't good at all. However, the taste it imparted on the steamers was beyond compare! I had people that didn't like steamers all that much, raving about the taste of the clams! I credit this recipe. In fact, several claimed these were the best they ever had!

five angels June 19, 2013

this recipe is awsome and it is really good using dark beer!It is something my whole family enjoyed

marebear5478 February 27, 2008